How Biostimulants can play a key role in delivering on Europe’s Green Deal goals

The Green Deal presents a unique opportunity for biostimulant manufacturers to help the agricultural industry reduce synthetic chemical and fertilizer use as it works to feed the world

Through its new European Green Deal, announced in 2021, the European Union (EU) wants to lead the world on climate action and promote sustainable agriculture in a low-carbon economy. As part of this plan, and in a bid to reduce nutrient and soil fertility loss by at least 50%, the 27-country bloc will cut overall chemical pesticide use in half and decrease fertilizer use by a minimum 20% by 2030.
The Green Deal is bolstered by a number of regulations targeting chemical pesticide reduction and mandating use of biologic and sustainable products. While confined to EU member states for now, pressure to enact similar guidelines is being felt globally, including in Canada, presenting new opportunities for companies who are ready to help address climate related challenges.
Manufacturers of plant biostimulants are stepping up to capitalize on this opportunity. Closer alignment between biostimulant makers and agriculture company portfolios not only supports the bringing to market of products that make farming greener but can also create of thousands of new “green jobs” worldwide.

Acadian’s biostimulant solutions are enhancing modern agricultural production

As regulation trends towards more sustainable solutions and industry organizations explore new partnerships, Acadian Plant Health – the world’s largest independent marine plant harvesting, cultivation and extraction company – is responding to that demand with sustainable solutions that help alleviate pressure on crops from drought and heat, frost, water and other common climate stressors. Acadian’s solutions help marry the high standards of the crop protection industry with sustainable biostimulant solutions, and the seaweed extract is proven by data to stimulate plant physiology, improve plant resiliency and productivity, allowing seed genetics to meet their full potential.

Biostimulants help address plant nutrition and soil fertility

Acadian’s biostimulant solutions can also help change the face of agriculture and support the industry’s journey to reduce synthetic chemical and fertilizer use, while still delivering enough food to feed global populations. One way they do this is by focusing on the health of the soil itself, improving plant nutrition and soil fertility, both of which are foundational to any regenerative and sustainable agri-food system. Acadian’s Ascophyllum nodosum based biostimulants provide a sustainable, cost-efficient alternative with the potential to reduce reliance on fertilizers by increasing nutrient use efficiency.
Our seaweed extracts are scientifically proven to increase microbial activity, supporting microbiome establishment, stimulating root exudation and enhanced early root growth to improve a plant’s interaction with the soil. By in plants under adverse environmental conditions, Acadian’s biostimulant solutions are shown to consistently increase plant resiliency in volatile growing conditions, providing for increased yield and quality to fit market needs.

This is just the beginning of the biostimulant revolution

We are only scratching surface of the potential for biostimulants to revolutionize global agriculture, and for increased partnership between our industry and traditional agriculture companies. Initiatives like the European Green Deal – prompted by the desire among global governments to overhaul agriculture in the face of climate change – offer the prospect for greater collaboration between Acadian and major crop protection companies, and for mutual business growth for both sectors.

To learn more about opportunities for partnership between your organization and Acadian Plant Health, contact us today.

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